TOR's Favourite Albums of 2008: #3
Al Green aka "The Reverend" made a huge return to the realm of secular music in 08 with Lay It Down. Produced by Soultronics badasses James Poysner and The Roots' ?uestlove --two parts of the holy trinity that created D'Angelo's Voodoo, which to me was the last truly important soul album-- this should have been titled Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By but sadly that name was taken.
While there will never be another "Let's Stay Together", this comes within grits-throwing distance of the Al Green that you heard coming out of your parents stereo during the Saturday night card game when you were growing up. Can I get an "amen"?